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Meet Recent Hillyer Graduates

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Masayuki Kobayashi

A native of Japan, Kobayashi was raised in Florida, then moved to Connecticut in middle school. At the age of 14, he was the youngest person in the field at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Meet Masayuki

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Danielle Montalbano

Since the age of four, Danielle Montalbano has loved the sound the edges of her skates make on the ice. The love of that sound, along with a lot of natural talent and hard work, helped bring Montalbano closer to her dream of making the US. Olympic figure skating team.  Meet Danielle

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Daniel Baird-Miller

"You have to learn how to draw first." Daniel Baird-Miller was told this when, as a third-year majoring in sociology with a five-course schedule, he walked into the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and asked how he could become an art major. Meet Daniel

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Sara Rutman

Indiana Jones may have been better at fighting bad guys than he was at archaeology, but it was his archaeological skill, such as it was, that fascinated Sara Rutman as a young girl and inspired her to pursue a career in archaeology and history.  Meet Sara

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Julie Shiller

In order to challenge herself, Shiller decided to study at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, during the spring semester of her third year. “I was intrigued by South Africa’s history and by its racial, ethnic, and gender issues,” she says.  Meet Julie

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Kelsey Larochelle

Mold everywhere. Furniture upended. Waterlogged books and family pictures. That’s how Kelsey Larochelle describes the scene inside a house in New Orleans, La., where she and other Hillyer students volunteered  in a clean-up effort during a spring break.   Meet Kelsey

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Jessica Fine

Jessica Fine is one of those lucky people who has known what she wanted to do since high school. Fine, who graduated from Hillyer in 2005, got behind a television camera when she was a junior in high school and fell in love.  Meet Jessica

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Jared Kallet

Jared Kallet is fluent in the language of equity sales, stock fluctuations, and banking transactions. His fluency stems from summer internships for investment banking firms based in New York City, N.Y., and for the Fox Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, Calif.   Meet Jared

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Bret O'Neal

Bret O’Neal loves cars, the environment, and business. And he thinks he has a good idea about how he can combine all three into a career.  Meet Bret

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